Students at the University of North Georgia campuses in Gainesville and Dahlonega will be paying more for school next year — the result of a 2 percent tuition hike approved this week by the Georgia Board of Regents for all 28 colleges and universities in the University System of Georgia.
Regents did not increase tuition for the current academic year, and officials maintained that the Georgia system continues to offer some of the lowest tuition rates among similar public education systems.
“With the generous support of the governor and legislature, we continue to focus on college affordability, while providing quality education,” said USG Chancellor Steve Wrigley in a news release. “Keeping tuition increases to a minimum allows the university system to provide a quality education balanced with the critical need to keep public higher education affordable.”
For Georgia students in the 4-year program at UNG, tuition will increase $54 from $2,676 to $2,730 per semester, while out-of-state students will pay $189 extra for each semester, rising from $9,447 this year to $9,636 in fiscal year 2018. The cost per credit hour will increase for Georgia residents in the 4-year program from $178.40 to $182. Out-of-state students will pay $642.40 next year, up from $629.80 per credit hour this year.
At UNG, in-state students in the 2-year degree program will see tuition rise $31 from $1,532 to $1,563 per semester, while out-of-state students will increase $113 from $5,661 to $5,774 per semester.
The per-credit-hour cost of tuition at UNG will rise from $102.13 to $104.20 for students in the 2-year program, while students from outside Georgia will see per-credit-hour tuition go from $377.40 this year to $384.94 in fiscal year 2018.